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News and updates about October 7th

The PA's delusional demand:

'Release all prisoners, including Nukhba terrorists'

Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of "kidnapping" Palestinians from the Gaza Strip since October 6 last year and of using sexual violence against them.

'Release all prisoners, including Nukhba terrorists'

New video shows Yarden Bibas being kidnapped to Gaza

Footage from October 7 shows father of youngest hostage being beaten as he is dragged into Gaza.

New video shows Yarden Bibas being kidnapped to Gaza

Government approves plan to rebuild Gaza envelope

A sum of NIS 19 billion will be invested into housing, infrastructure, education, employment, health, and more in the area ravaged by the October 7th massacre.

Government approves plan to rebuild Gaza envelope

SA Chief Rabbi:

Searching for meaning in a post-October 7 Pesach

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein explains how the Pesach seder provides a frame of reference for understanding Iran’s recent attack, October 7, and the vicious antisemitism that has awoken across the globe.

Searching for meaning in a post-October 7 Pesach

President Herzog to Sky News:

'We are not war seekers; we are considering all options'

President Herzog, speaking to Sky News: 'I am quite confident we will take the necessary steps to protect and defend our people.'

'We are not war seekers; we are considering all options'

Rabbi Leo Dee:

'Oct. 7th woke us up, we are in a time of redemption'

Bereaved husband and father Rabbi Leo Dee calls for Israel to remove existential threats and carry on to a long-term solution.

'Oct. 7th woke us up, we are in a time of redemption'

EU sanctions Palestinian terror organizations

The European Union has added three Palestinian terrorist organizations to its list of sanctions for their part in the October 7th massacre.

EU sanctions Palestinian terror organizations

The untold story of Israel after October 7th

Israel has come together to a remarkable extent. That’s not a story which interests the media, but it ought to interest us. Opinion.

The untold story of Israel after October 7th

Special interview

Douglas Murray: 'One truth can puncture a thousand lies'

Author and journalist Douglas Murray urges Israel advocates around the world not to give up, regardless of either ignorance or opposition in their audience.

Douglas Murray:  'One truth can puncture a thousand lies'

MK Rothman:

'No connection between the reform and the massacre'

MK Simcha Rotman talked in an interview about his shock from October 7th, the assistance he provided in identifying the deceased, and the claims that the divide around the reform led to the massacre.

'No connection between the reform and the massacre'

Freed hostage:

'I was kidnapped by civilians who sold me to Hamas'

Nurse recounts how she was kidnapped from her home by armed Gaza civilians and sold to Hamas terrorists before being taken to a tunnel with other hostages.

'I was kidnapped by civilians who sold me to Hamas'

Someday, will the world admit it was wrong?

No matter how much Israel tries to do the right thing, it will never be credited for it. And I wonder about the kind of people who believe that Israel deserved Oct. 7. Opinion.

Someday, will the world admit it was wrong?

Foreign Ministry:

'Shocking Norway won't call Hamas terrorists after Oct. 7'

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat says Norway is the only like-minded nation' that maintains relations with Hamas, continues to favor Hamas over Israel despite massacre.

'Shocking Norway won't call Hamas terrorists after Oct. 7'

Nothin’ says lovin’ like a baby in the oven & Islam does it best

In case you didn’t know – nothing has changed. When it comes to the Jews, Muslims are the Nazis of today. And once again, the West stands with the wrong side. Op-ed.

Nothin’ says lovin’ like a baby in the oven & Islam does it best

Don’t let anti-Semites get away with murder

Why pressure Israel? Why not tell Hamas to stop fighting? Because its survival to kill Jews is more important than ending civilian suffering in Gaza. This is what anti-Semitism means. Opinion.

Don’t let anti-Semites get away with murder

The West does not understand the East

Appeasement and being fooled by the Hamas false narrative will only have dire consequences for the West. Only with complete defeat and surrender of Hamas will the Arab world finally make Peace with Israel. Op-ed.

The West does not understand the East

New bill:

Full sovereignty to be imposed over Jordan Valley next October 7

According to the bill, introduced by MK Dan Illouz, the imposition of sovereignty will come into effect on October 7th, 2024, a year after the massacre. 'A true victory will be possible only when the enemy feels that October 7th was a mistake.'

Full sovereignty to be imposed over Jordan Valley next October 7

Survey:

Only 1 in 4 British Muslims believe Hamas murdered, raped

New poll shows 24% of Muslims in the UK believe Hamas atrocities occurred on October 7, compared to 62% of the general population.

Only 1 in 4 British Muslims believe Hamas murdered, raped

Orwell 2024

In '1984,' George Orwell chose a Jew to be the maligned collective enemy of all 'right-thinkers.' The global response to October 7 has proved this to be true. Op Ed

Orwell 2024

UN chief:

'Nothing can justify the horror unleashed by Hamas'

Six months into the war, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounces the horrors unleashed by Hamas and calls for the release of hostages.

'Nothing can justify the horror unleashed by Hamas'

Israeli ambassador:

Human Rights Council decision 'a stain on the entire UN'

A recent resolution by the UN Human Rights Council makes no mention of Hamas, equates hostages with imprisoned terrorists, and calls for an embargo on arms sales to Israel.

Human Rights Council decision 'a stain on the entire UN'

IDF investigation reveals:

Hostage Efrat Katz was killed by IAF fire on 7/10

IDF presents summary of findings on IAF's conduct during the October 7 kidnapping of Efrat Katz from Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Hostage Efrat Katz was killed by IAF fire on 7/10

Understand the imperative of Truth

To quote George Orwell, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Now is the time to be courageous, revolutionary, and tell the truth. Op-ed.

Understand the imperative of Truth

Over UNRWA funding:

Canadian families of Hamas victims sue Canadian government

Canadian families who lost loved ones on October 7, together with Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, take Canadian government to court over decision to resume funding for UNRWA.

Canadian families of Hamas victims sue Canadian government

Bereaved families:

'We won't allow extremists to burn down the country'

Families of people killed on October 7 and soldiers who fell in Gaza hold press conference at Mt. Herzl criticizing violence at recent anti-govt. protests.

'We won't allow extremists to burn down the country'

Top police interrogator:

'We interrogated terrorists who dealt in victims' body parts'

The head of the Israel Police Unit of International Crime Investigations Security Division, Chief Superintendent Yaron Binyaim said that there is no way to deny what happened on Oct. 7th after the perpetrators themselves admitted to it all.

'We interrogated terrorists who dealt in victims' body parts'

Netanyahu's diary from October 7 revealed

Following Supreme Court petition, PM's schedule during the first day of Hamas's attack on southern Israel has been published, revealing the first foreign leader he spoke to.

Netanyahu's diary from October 7 revealed

IDF Intelligence Chief:

'Not certain the worst is behind us'

Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva hinted at accusations against him as being responsible for the failures that led to October 7th and discussed the resignation of the head of the directorate's research department, Amit Sa'ar.

'Not certain the worst is behind us'

Dr. Phil:

'October 7th was wrong, I don't give a damn about history'

Dr. Phil hosted the son of a Hamas leader for a debate with two Palestinian human rights activists.

'October 7th was wrong, I don't give a damn about history'

IDF reserve officer:

Hamas claimed it killed me, in response to explosion video

Major Moishi Grunberg describes to Arutz Sheva how, after he dedicated the explosion of a building containing terrorist infrastructure to his daughter's birthday, Hamas claimed he was killed by a sniper.

Hamas claimed it killed me, in response to explosion video

Israel’s Ambassador to UN:

‘UN actively attempting to cause mass amnesia’

Israel's Ambassador Erdan spoke at UN ceremony: ‘We are now seeing a “massacre denial” while the wounds of October 7th are still open.’

‘UN actively attempting to cause mass amnesia’

Anti-Israel activists target NJ synagogue to protest ZAKA

Pro-Hamas protestors to once again gather outside a Teaneck synagogue to accuse Israeli volunteer search, rescue and burial organization of 'lies' about Hamas atrocities on October 7.

Anti-Israel activists target NJ synagogue to protest ZAKA

Dolev Amouyal:

'He went to save his friends and never returned'

The father of fallen soldier Dolev Amouyal recounts his son's last battle on October 7th.

'He went to save his friends and never returned'

The reserve col. whose quick thinking saved entire families

Lieutenant Colonel Meir Karmi did not wait for orders to mobilize his soldiers on October 7 to save lives in Kfar Aza.

The reserve col. whose quick thinking saved entire families

UNRWA Jerusalem offices

'UNRWA's school of abduction and incitement'

The Im Tirtzu movement set up a display depicting Israeli hostages in a classroom in front of a UNRWA teacher.

'UNRWA's school of abduction and incitement'

New exhibit at Hostage Square aims to inspire unity and healing

32 individual mosaics, reflecting the symbols of 32 Gaza border communities, were created by students at the Neveh Channah High School, part of the Ohr Torah Stone educational network.

New exhibit at Hostage Square aims to inspire unity and healing

New York Times fires Israeli reporter for liking Gaza tweet

NYT fires freelance Israeli reporter who contributed to paper's Hamas rape report over likes of pro-Israel tweets, which it says violates neutrality policy.

New York Times fires Israeli reporter for liking Gaza tweet

Echoes of Disaster:

Radio intercepts from the moment Hamas launched its invasion

New recordings detail the moment when IDF surveillance post operators first reported the Hamas forces approaching the border.

Radio intercepts from the moment Hamas launched its invasion

Hamas Interrogations:

"Everyone talks, some cry during questioning"

Chief Superintendent Charlie Harden spoke about the investigations of the terrorists who carried out the October 7th massacre and were captured.

"Everyone talks, some cry during questioning"

October 7 massacre:

IDF to lift restrictions from area where party took place

Head of IDF Southern Command signs order changing the closed military zone that was declared in several areas in the communities near the Gaza border and in agricultural areas in the region.

IDF to lift restrictions from area where party took place

Moving:

Matisyahu sings amidst October 7th wreckage

The new song 'Ascent' is intended to be a social commentary on the perpetual struggle against antisemitism.

Matisyahu sings amidst October 7th wreckage

IDF Spokesman:

'We'll share and tell world of Hamas crimes against humanity'

IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari says it is difficult to watch and publish video of Hamas terrorist admitting to rape, but it is the military's duty to ensure the world knows what happened.

'We'll share and tell world of Hamas crimes against humanity'

Murdered hostage's family:

'We won't have a funeral until his body is returned'

Dan Anteby, the father-in-law of Uriel Baruch, tells Arutz Sheva about the family's experience through months of uncertainty until they learned this week that he was killed.

'We won't have a funeral until his body is returned'

Halevi to Bedouin soldiers:

'Those who came to attack didn't spare Muslims'

Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi visited the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion on the occasion of Ramadan, spoke with the battalion's commanders and soldiers, and heard about their significant efforts during the war.

'Those who came to attack didn't spare Muslims'

'The devil took over me'

Terrorist details rape committed during October 7th massacre

Manar Mahmoud Muhammad Kasem, an operative of the naval force of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization gave a chilling description to his interrogators of the atrocities committed on October 7th.

Terrorist details rape committed during October 7th massacre

Shameless:

Pic by man who accompanied Oct. 7 terrorists wins award

Photograph by AP photographer who crossed border with Hamas terrorists depicting terrorists celebrating over body of Shani Louk wins POY photojournalism competition's Team Picture Story of the Year.

Pic by man who accompanied Oct. 7 terrorists wins award

October 7th

12-year-old tried to speak with terrorists using Google Translate

Testimony of one of the October 7th massacre survivors tells how her son tried to negotiate with Hamas forces even while they shot his father.

12-year-old tried to speak with terrorists using Google Translate

Ex-senior ISA official:

'If IDF leaves Gaza, Hamas will quickly recover'

Arik Barbing, the former head of the Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria sector at the Shin Bet security agency, speaks to Arutz Sheva about the intelligence failures of October 7.

'If IDF leaves Gaza, Hamas will quickly recover'

Hebrew U. reinstates professor who denied Hamas atrocities

Hebrew University Rector Prof. Tamir Shefer, says Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, told him she does 'not deny the fact that on 10/7 there were cases of rape in the Gaza envelope,' and therefore nothing prevents her from continuing to teach.

Hebrew U. reinstates professor who denied Hamas atrocities

'We're going from bad to worse'

Former Chief of Staff blasts Netanyahu

Former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz says that, after October 7, the Prime Minister "should climb the tallest tower and jump off it".

Former Chief of Staff blasts Netanyahu

Hostage Uriel Baruch murdered in captivity

IDF confirms Hamas murdered 32-year-old hostage kidnapped from Nova music festival and continues to hold his body.

Hostage Uriel Baruch murdered in captivity

‘No DNA found’:

Last missing person from 10/7 not yet identified

Bilha Yinon’s family have no doubt that she was murdered together with her husband Yaakov in their home in Netiv Ha’asara, but no findings have proven her death.

Last missing person from 10/7 not yet identified

Survivors of Nova massacre demeaned at UK airport

Footage from the incident shows Border Force officer telling two Israelis who survived the Nova massacre to "knock the attitude off". UK Home Secretary in response: We do not tolerate antisemitism.

Survivors of Nova massacre demeaned at UK airport

The clause that will allow execution of Nukhba terrorists

Israel adds new indictments attributed to Hamas Nukhba terrorists, including the use of the "infringement of the state's sovereignty" clause that allows the death penalty for the terrorists.

The clause that will allow execution of Nukhba terrorists

New York:

Protesters in Central Park call for hostages' release

Demonstrators wear Batman masks and black capes, in honor of four-year-old Ariel Bibas and his baby brother Kfir, who were kidnapped on October 7.

Protesters in Central Park call for hostages' release

Hostage's Brother:

'He said 'Shema Yisrael, they've captured us''

The brother of hostage Ohad Ben-Ami was exchanging text messages with Ohad when Hamas terrorists breached their home.

'He said 'Shema Yisrael, they've captured us''

Louis Farrakhan delivers a genocidal message to Israel

The Nation of Islam leader claims he received a divine revelation from the Great Wheel, hovering 40 miles above the Earth, that Netanyahu staged the Oct. 7 massacre. In that case,...Opinion.

Louis Farrakhan delivers a genocidal message to Israel

Ron Dermer:

'Israel will defeat Hamas even if US turns its back'

Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer says in podcast interview that Israel must go into Rafah to crush the last of Hamas's' military strength even if the world and the US opposes this.

'Israel will defeat Hamas even if US turns its back'

Czech Amb:

'World hasn't learned lessons of Holocaust'

Czech Ambassador to Israel Veronika Kuchynova Smigolova condemns rush to blame Israel for war started by Hamas, says 'eruption' of global antisemitism shocked her.

'World hasn't learned lessons of Holocaust'

Britain's ultimatum:

Israel must allow Red Cross visits to terrorists

If the demand is not met, Britain will end arms sales to Israel and support a similar embargo for all of Europe.

Israel must allow Red Cross visits to terrorists